Is Your Pain Related to Poor Sleep? Tips on a Better Nights Sleep

Dr. Ben Coupe
Sleep

July 12, 2016




A recent study from Great Britain has linked poor or insufficient sleep as a strong indicator for widespread body pain. Widespread pain is defined as that which affects multiple sites of the body such as in fibromyalgia.

Over the years there have been many studies linking poor sleep to a myriad of health problems. Increased risk of heart disease and cancer, increased secretion of stress hormones, weight gain and premature aging are just some health concerns shown to be related to poor sleep.

These days it is becoming more common for people to measure their sleeping habits with numerous apps and fit bands widely available. However one of the easiest ways to determine how well you sleep is simply how you feel in the morning. If you wake feeling exhausted, feel you could take a nap early in the morning or desperately require caffeine just to get going you likely have a sleeping issue.

If you feel like poor sleep is affecting your health then the first step is to get adjusted. We regularly have our people reporting a significant improvement in their sleep as a result of being under our care. If you are already being adjusted the next step is getting your sleeping environment right.

It is our belief that your pillow and mattress have a huge influence on the quality of your sleep. If you have been to one of our sit, sleep and stand classes you will be aware that we have a very different opinion on what is required in a pillow and mattress for an ideal sleep environment. The basic idea is that a firm mattress in conjunction with a tailored pillow, adjusted to your specific body size is how to create the optimal sleep set up. We know from personal experience that getting this right can help you wake up alert and refreshed. A feeling like you could get up and go for a run right away!

If you have not been to one of classes then we highly recommend it. In fact we regard it as a requirement if you’re under our care. That’s how important it is. The times are as follows;

City – First Tuesday of the month at 5pm, third Monday at 12.10pm.

Blackburn – First Tuesday of the month 7pm, third Tuesday at 11am.

Here are some additional tips to help get a good night’s sleep;

Postural Correction

At Melbourne City Chiropractic we focus on structural/postural correction. Specifically, we utilise a structural corrective technique called Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™. ABC™ is a ‘manual’ or ‘hands-on’ style of chiropractic. Its protocol involves meningeal stretches and spinal, pelvis, hip, knee, feet and rib adjustments.

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